Strategic Plan

Purpose

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives facilitates the implementation of USD’s strategic plan, Envisioning 2024, and prepares USD for it’s next regional accreditation visit in 2021.

Strategic planning and accreditation share many of the same fundamental elements because they both involve demonstrating our commitment to quality and improvement as defined by our regional accrediting agency WSCUC (2013):

“Institutions are committed to high standards of quality in all of their educational activities. They utilize appropriate evidence to improve teaching, learning, and overall institutional effectiveness. Through strategic and integrated planning, institutions demonstrate the capacity to fulfill their current commitments and future needs and opportunities.”

Explore these IESI pages to learn more about our office, student learning and success, program review, the implementation of our strategic plan, and accreditation.

Envisioning 2024 poster

 Planning to realize USD's Vision

Six interconnected pathways (Liberal arts, Anchor institution, access and inclusion, engaged scholarship, practice change making, care for our home)